Welcome to the Department
of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters a vibrant and stimulating environment that encourages creative self-expression and critical thinking.  Undergraduate programs include intensive, conservatory-style training for actors and dancers, as well as general degrees with a focus on Dance, Design, Directing, Playwriting, Theater and Community and Theater and Performance Studies.  The department's nationally recognized and highly ranked graduate program offers a diverse array of interdisciplinary approaches to performance research within a global orientation.  The department provides a lively forum for faculty to integrate teaching and research, at the cutting edge of their areas of expertise.

Interested in Auditions ?

More about the Department

Request Department Tour


Upcoming Performances

2018-2019 Season Brochure


Associate Professor and Head of Playwriting Concentration Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig is the recipient of a 2019 United States Artists Fellowship, an award given to the most compelling artists working and living in the US.

Join us on Friday, Feb 22nd at 6 pm in the Hatlen Theater as we welcome Judy Shepard, Founding President of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and panel of scholars to discuss Mathew Shepard's legacy. The event is free, but reservations are required.

Lecturer, Playwriting, New Play Dramaturgy, Improvisation Techniques for New Play Development, Comedy Writing, Solo Devising, Ensemble Devising.